In This Issue
Joseph J. Romm and Charles B. Curtis, “Mideast Oil Forever?”; James Carroll, “An American Requiem”; Nicholas Lemann, “Kicking in Groups”; Anne F. Thurston, “In a Chinese Orphanage”; James Fallows, “Navigating the Galaxies”; and much more.
Apple on the Town
Travel tips from the star New York Times reporter and bon vivant
Mideast Oil Forever?
Congressional budget-cutters threaten to end America's leadership in new energy technologies that could generate hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs, reduce damage to the environment, and limit our costly, dangerous dependency on oil from the unstable Persian Gulf region.
An American Requiem
God, my father, and the war that came between us
Kicking in Groups
Just as intriguing as Robert Putnam's theory that we are "bowling alone"--that the bonds of civic association are dissolving--is how readily the theory hasbeen accepted
In a Chinese Orphanage
The plight of many Chinese orphans is horrificand much publicized, but behind it lie public-policyconcerns peculiar to China and rarelyacknowledged parallelsin the West
It's Lew, Babe, Just Lew
Innuendo as a way to promotion
"I help people find things," her aunt said. "They call me up from all over the U.S. and Canada. Missing dogs are my specialty"
The Old Made New
East Germany's treasures are once again a delight to see
Navigating the Galaxies
New programs are trying to make sense of the uncodified information on the Internet
Nuts I Love
The great hazelnut becomes yet greater with chocolate
'To Work is to Live Without Dying'
Rilke was one of the most gifted and conscientious artists who ever lived. And beyond all that, he was fascinating.
Right, Here Goes
A review of Therapy by David Lodge.
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